Friday, October 23, 2009

Mix it up contest

Edited 10/27/09
After many requests for more time we are keeping this contest open until Saturday 10/31/09. We will announce the winner on Tuesday Nov. 3.
Want to win a $25 gift certificate to the Embellish It! online store???!!!! Today we are kicking off one of our creative challenges for you. It's a product challenge. And yes, that is the prize at the end!
What we would like you to do is create a LAYOUT using products from ONE manufacturer, but mixing at least THREE of their product lines. For example, in the layout below I have used products from five different Imaginisce lines. The green and multi color dot papers are from the Polar Expressions line. The brown polka dot paper is from their Summer Cool line. The orange polka dot paper, fox, and brads are from their Twitterpated line. The striped ribbon is from their Wild Things line. And finally, the chipboard heart is from their Perfectly Posh line.

What you need to do is create your layout, post it in an online gallery or your personal blog and then leave us a link to it in the comments section of this post. On Tuesday we will draw a winner from the comments section for a $25 gift certificate to the Embellish It! online store! Sounds fun, right! So get creating... we can't wait to see your fabulous pages!
Just a little reminder, we now have Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry line shipping. As always, thanks for stopping by the Embellish It! blog. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i am grateful

scrapbooking for a cause!

chances are you either know someone who has battled breast cancer in the past or you will know someone in the future ...

using basicgrey products, you'll be able to create a wonderful keepsake while at the same time contributing to a great cause! go here for detailed information for the i am grateful mini album.

a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the city of hope for breast cancer.

one more thing:
take care of yourself & give yourself a breast exam. go here for easy instruction. do it today - it takes less than 5 minutes. early detection is key!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nook & Pantry

BasicGrey's NEW Nook & Pantry collection ... Let me tell you, it has some awesome colors and patterns. Perfect for holiday gifts, kitchen decor, cooking layouts, holiday projects... it's VERY versatile! I am totally loving this collection!
The other day while roaming around a local craft store I came across a recipe box on sale for 40 cents. Seriously, only 40 cents! I bought the five they had left and new exactly what I would be doing with them. My Christmas gifts for my neighbors this year -- recipe boxes made with Nook & Pantry. I finished one so far. I used products from the collection pack and from the chip sticker shapes. I just love how it turned out. It's perfect for my neighbor Maggie. Here are a few photos.

Thanks for stopping by the EMBELLISH IT! blog today! I hope your in the mood for some delicious Nook & Pantry!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scrapping your pets

During the past week Shelby and family lost a very special part of their family - their dog Zoe. Zoe was a loving and trusted part of the family. You can read more about zoe here. Her passing serves as a reminder to us all that including pages about our pets in our scrapbooks is very important. Documenting the relationship between family and pets can be done in a number of ways. The following are just a few examples. Noteworthy - each page was constructed using a combination of products from Basic Grey and Pink Paislee.
In this first page I had a fabulous picture of Sammy when he was much younger. He was such a beautiful golden retriever. I decided to make a page just about his beauty, because that is the one characteristic that comes first in my mind when I think of him.

In this next page, as I was looking through some old photos I came across these from when I was a little girl. On the back of one of the photos I noticed I had printed the words "blite and amy". I was seven years old when I wrote that. I scanned and printed that out to use for my title. It ws my handwriting and my spelling, atrocious as it might have been at the time, that really made this layout work for me. I wrote my journaling about my memories of my horse, Bullet (blite).

In this last layout I had my son help me with it. He is shown in the photo with his bird Pidgy. When we came across the photo while cleaning his room Logan asked me to "do something" with it. I made the layout and he wrote the journaling. I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the journaling area, drew pencil lines for him as a guide and he used pencil to print the journaling himself. Logan had written the journaling out on scrap paper first and did his best to keep the journaling neat on the final copy. This is a very special page to Logan as it is the only photo we have of the bird.

I encourage you to take photos of not only your family, loved ones, events and holidays, but also look at other things that have value and meaning to your life... like pets.
Thanks for stopping by the embellish IT! blog today! We have lots of great products in the store, including Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry collection which is now shipping! Have a wonderful week!